Thousands of people in this country had planned on getting married this spring. They had their venues picked out and hired their caterers. Save the Dates went out and people had responded whether they wanted chicken or fish. Then, the Coronavirus broke out and put a damper on all of their plans. With social distancing rules in effect everywhere, weddings were put on hold or indefinitely postponed. But for one couple in Lexington County, South Carolina, they weren’t about to let COVID-19 ruin their special day.
Jennifer Coffey and Robert Arcovio got engaged last summer. They had planned to get married on April 4, 2020. When the COVID-19 stay at home orders went into effect, they considered postponing their wedding. However, Coffey’s mom had just been diagnosed with cancer and was going to be starting treatment. The couple didn’t want her to miss out on the day, so they came up with a new plan.
Like so many other couples, Jennifer and Robert decided to have a virtual wedding. They had originally invited 100 guests. However, when they did a live Facebook stream of their wedding, they managed to have 300 of their closest friends and family attend. The bride wore her wedding dress and Arcovio wore his tux. They already had their flowers arranged so they decorated a friend’s dock and had their virtual wedding.
The couple said they day was still magical, and they even got to enjoy their first dance as a married couple. They had just a handful of people there and broadcasted the wedding across Facebook. This way, Coffey’s mom was able to attend and didn’t miss a thing. With the virus still plaguing the United States, more couples are going to be taking a cue from Coffey and Arcovio.
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